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Reality Check: All views are my own

October 19th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Social Media

It’s interesting to see how many people add phrasing like: “all views expressed here are my own and don’t reflect the views of my employer” on their Twitter biography. It’s especially interesting to see PR people including it. Why is it interesting you may (rightly) ask? Well because nothing is further from the truth. If […]

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Don’t forget the local impact

September 10th, 2009 · No Comments · Social Media

When we think about how companies are using social media, we typically look at the big players, but I love to hear how small, local companies are using it.  I find it’s a great way to get my tired brain firing on how I think about the potential of social media. I was in downtown […]

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PR, Blogging, RSS and Twitter…

August 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Public Relations

Wow, it’s August. I must be getting old, because the weeks, months and years are beginning to fly by. It’s been quiet on this blog for a while and (in tandem) my RSS reading has been sporadic at best. Of course I have a defense. I’ve been pretty busy.  Egypt was an experience, and I’ve […]

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Twitter Research: 10% of users account for 90% of Tweets…

June 3rd, 2009 · 2 Comments · Social Media

Interesting blog post over on the Harvard Business Conversation Starter blog about the results of a piece of analysis on 300,000 Twitter users. Of our sample (300,542 users, collected in May 2009), 80% are followed by or follow at least one user. By comparison, only 60 to 65% of other online social networks’ members had […]

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Are you following me?

April 13th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Social Media

Well Twitter’s popularity continues to grow (as can be evidenced by the return of the whale). I have a chequered relationship with Twitter.  I have been a cynic, a convert, a lapsed practitioner and a pragmatist. I see great utility in the service, along with great waste, great opportunities and great disappointments. Overall though I […]

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Got to Tweet?

March 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Social Media

This is kind of funny… Tweet This Post

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Settling in Seattle…. and keeping an eye on the Twendz…

March 15th, 2009 · 6 Comments · Public Relations

It’s been a while.  I hope you haven’t been too sad while I’ve been away. I guess not. Well, week two in Seattle is nearly complete. The great thing for an Irish person moving to Seattle is that it’s pretty easy to acclimate… we get lots of “soft days” here as well One thing that […]

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Social media and PR?

February 2nd, 2009 · 2 Comments · Social Media

Browsing through many neglected RSS feeds today, there wasn’t a lot that tickled my fancy (so to speak). Once again, I did see a couple of posts that probably should have been held in a “drafts” folder overnight – and then deleted.  I don’t wish to pour salt on the wounds, but there are a […]

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Common Sense + Twitter

January 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Social Media

If you’re still just dipping your toe into Twitter, you should take a trip over to Barbara Gibson’s blog.  She has a post on her experiences as a newbie to Twitter and last week wrote a nice common sense post on getting deeper into Twitter. Don’t be intimidated by Twitter. If I can go from […]

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It’s a question of trust

December 10th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Public Relations, Social Media

Forrester’s Josh Bernoff has published some interesting findings from a survey they undertook in the second quarter (April-June) of 2008 to find out the most trustworthy information sources. Interesting, good old e-mail comes in a #1, traditional media is holding up nicely and the poor blog (particularly the company flavour) limps in last. See the […]

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